WW2 Death Cards 4

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Leutnant Josef Maertl, Platoon Leader in an Infantry Regiment.  From Theuern.

Killed in an offensive assault in the East, 16 November 1941.  He was 23.

Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches. Back of card has a crucifix. 

In very good condition.

$20

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Unteroffizier Bernhard Wollschläger, Grenadier Regiment. 

Killed fighting in the West, 18 October 1944.  He was 37.  

Back of card has a rendering of Jesus. 

The single page, single sided card measures about 2.25 x 4 inches. 

Includes slip from the German Graves Office listing him as dieing at the main aid station Ranspach and being buried in Cernay, France.

In good condition with 2 bends.

$10

WW2 German Army Leutnant Death Card Sterbebild
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Army Grenadier 1944 Ranspach France

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Gefreiter Karl Hintzen, Panzer Regiment.

He went to the RAD in October 1943, and after, to the military.He was engaged in the difficult fighting repulsing the enemy in Bergkirch by Ratibor, when he was killed 4 February 1945.  He was 18.

He was a member of the 20 Panzer Division, engaged fighting the Red Army around Bergkirch and Ratibor from 1 to 16 February.

The single page double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches. 

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as killed at Bergkirch and buried in Slawikow, Poland.

Used condition.

$12

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Ratibor Bergkirch 20 Panzer Division 1945

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WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Kriegsmarine Maschinen Obergefreiter Willi Koller, served on a U-Boot.

Never returned from an enemy mission, 17 October 1942.  He was 21.

You can see his KM Machinist insignia in the photo.

Includes a German Graves Registration slip listing him as killed 15 October 1942, and his name is on the U-Boot monument at Kiel.

Koller is listed as serving on the U661. It participated in 3 Wolfpacks and was credited with sinking 3,672 GRT.  On 15 October 1942, it was rammed by the British Destroyer HMS Viscount and sunk with all hands on board.  It was in the North Atlantic south east of Cape farewell, Greenland.

Single page card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches.  Back has Mary.

Good condition with a previous lengthwise bend, which you can only see if you look for it.

$60

Ww2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe POW Nordkarelien Finland 1946 dysenterry

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Johann Putzhammer. Professional soldier from Pfaffstaett.

Died in a Russian POW Camp in Nord Karelien (eastern Finnland), Spring 1946, of Dysenterry.  He was 42.

Double page card measures about 5.75 x 5 inches.  Back has Jesus.

Good condition.

$12

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Brothers Le Mans France  August 1944

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army brothers Heinrich and Max Gegenfurtner.

Obergrenadier Heinrich from Arzting worked the land and was a railway helper.

He was awarded the Wound Badge.

Killed 7 August 1944, France. He was 32.

Stabsgefreiter Max from Wühn served in a Grenadier Regiment.

He was awarded the Infantry Assault Badge, War Service Cross 2nd Class with Swords, Russian Front Medal and participated in the march  into Austria and was a fighter at all fronts.

After 7 years service, he was killed in combat in the East, 31 January 1944.  He was 29.

The double page single sided card measures about 5.75 x  5 inches.  Back of card has a grave rendering.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing Heinrich as killed at Le Mans, France and buried in the cemetery at Mont de Huisnes, France.

Excellent condition.

$13

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild U-Boat Submarine U-661 U-Boot